SQUID EGGS?!?!?

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  1. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    No, I didn't buy any. But as you're all getting used to reading, "My LFS has (insert something cool) for sale..."

    So really, what is the likelihood that they are actually squid eggs? If they are, could they be anything that is tank safe? All they could tell me is that they are from the Pacific. More than anything I'm curious as to what they are, but that empty 55 gal is waiting for something GOOD.

    The same store had 3 S. bandesis eggs which hatched out yesterday. 2 of the 3 were alive today, of course they didn't know what to do next. Luckily I was able to come home and check TONMO journals for advice!
     

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    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    More notes come to mind...

    The babies inside the eggs were clearly visible and larger already than the hatched cuttles in the box next to them. They were a very light color.

    I'm only interested in these if A. they are identifiable as something O.K.(ethical) to get wild caught, and B. they are bob tail squid or just confused for a different cuttle that can live in 55 gal.
     
  3. gholland

    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Your title didn't mention they were "Area 51" squid eggs! I would be all over that except I'm sure the USAF will want them back. :lol:

    I was always under the impression that squid eggs were more elongated... :confused:

    I think bobtail eggs are much smaller than that.
     
  4. Icabod169

    Icabod169 Cuttlefish Registered

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    I wish my LPS would become more diverse
     
  5. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I had the same thought as Greg about squid eggs being elongated but I have only see TV specials and they may well come in different shapes. Except for the bobtail, though, squid are not supposed to do well in an aquarium.

    I assume the 'Area 51' is to infer UNKNOWN? If the sign says $9.99 each, it might be interesting to see what hatches (or have you already done that?:sagrin:)
     
  6. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    I assume the 'Area 51' is to infer UNKNOWN? If the sign says $9.99 each, it might be interesting to see what hatches (or have you already done that?:sagrin:)[/QUOTE]

    Not yet...:sagrin:
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Most cuttlefish eggs are listed as 'squid eggs' on wholesale lists. Squid eggs would be in a festoon.

    I would guess those are Sepia latimanus from sight and from the idea that they have been coming in here and there this month.
     
  8. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Where can I find more info on these guys (tank size, basic needs)? If not for me at least for the LFS. When I put that in search it just gave me this post!
     
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    gholland Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Try latimanus. Broadclub cuttlefish. They get BIG!
     
  10. Animal Mother

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    Up to a meter in length! Woohoo! Start dumping buckets of salt into a swimming pool! :)
     
  11. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I don't believe they get to be a meter. More like a 1/2 meter.
     
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    forever27 GPO Registered

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    This is interesting. My boss at the LFS at work at here in Savannah went to a show in Tampa last week and he said they had squid eggs for 6$ per egg. He said he meant to grab me some but they got so much stuff the thought slipped their mind
     
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    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    Half a meter- Holy Tentacles, Ceph Man! I'm not interested in giant cuttles, the 55 gal is crying out for and octo. I'm still willing to do the shipping end if anyone is interested in high shipping costs...
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Thales,
    Is there a chance Paradox's broad club's size will stay contained to the size of the tank since it was tank hatched? This info may be posted somewhere but I don't recall another thread on larger cuttles that were tank hatched.

    While I have your attention, Richard, any clue on problems with a mandarin and cuttles? Harry has been with about 3 years now and I won't risk him but was curious. It appears our trigger fish has left us and the 140 should work well for a few bandensis (but I wish it would work for a larger cuttle).
     
  15. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    If they hatch and eat I would be interested. :smile:
     
  16. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I doubt it. The idea that fish only grow to the size of their tanks is bunk, unless you count being stunted as a good thing. :D

    No clue. I would expect the standard to hold true - its fine till its not.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's the link to the "white cuttlefish egg" that Paradox found. I think Thales mentioned having one as well but from the above note, I am thinking it may not have hatched? There are some really good pictures in the thread but I don't know how many look the same at this stage.
     
  18. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    I had several and they all hatched prematurely.
     
  19. sedna

    sedna Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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    I don't want them but I'm interested and close enough to keep stop in the LFS often and see how they do. If you have actual food recomendations I'll pass them on, the guys need help on that end!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    FYI I found a good photo of what squid eggs would look like :sagrin:
     

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